[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#661435: mc: lynx-like motion "forgotten" during upgrade to 4.8.1

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Mon Feb 27 10:30:02 UTC 2012

Hi Dmitry,

On 12-02-27 at 09:04pm, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
> Sorry for troubles with upgrade.

No need to be sorry: I am generally quite happy with the great new 
release, and I did personally find the way to re-enable Lynx-like motion 
- I just want others to have an even greater experience :-)

> May I ask for your advise how would you notify user about this issue 
> in NEWS file?

Put something like the following in debian/mc.NEWS:

mc (3:4.8.1-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Config files have been reorganized.
    Some settings (e.g. Lynx-like motion) have moved to new "Panel 
    options" and accidentally reset to their default value.

 -- Dmitry Smirnov <onlyjob at member.fsf.org>  Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:04:57 +1100

NB! Notice how version and timestamp match prior packaging release, as 
the NEWS entry is tied to that even if stuffed in now afterwards.

> Do you think this is still necessary for 3:4.8.1-2 release?

Yes: currently you only exposed the new release to users of unstable. 
Issue a new packaging release within 10 days and users of testing will 
be helped by e.g. a NEWS entry; issue it later than that and still users 
of the upcoming stable release of Debian will benefit from the hint.

 - Jonas

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